08 Jun 2018

Global Shipping and Logistics Company DHL Becomes Official Partner of ESL One Series

The ESL One Series has added another non-endemic sponsor. DHL, the German logistics company, was recently announced as the official shipping and logistics partner for the ESL One tournament series. As part of the deal, DHL will handle all event logistics for the ESL One series in Dota 2 and CS:GO, transporting stage equipment to […]

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07 Jun 2018

Overcoming Old School: Panel Including Mark Cuban and Big 12 Commissioner Debate Esports Role on Campus

“I think League of Legends, as an example, is more of a sport than golf,” said Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the NBA 2K League team Mavs Gaming. “If you play League of Legends, it takes hand-eye coordination, it takes focus, it takes the ability to process information as quickly, if […]

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06 Jun 2018

Creating Experiences at Esports Events

Last year, the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) – World Championship, held in Katowice, Poland, was attended by 173,000 fans. That’s up from the 113,000 that attended the year before. (It also became the most streamed esports event in history with 46 million unique viewers.) This year’s event drew 169,000 attendees.

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31 May 2018

Mark Cuban Believes Esports is a “Fueling Industry” for North Texas

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the NBA 2K League team Mavs Gaming, recently participated in a debate whether university esports programs should be housed in the athletics program. After the discussion, Cuban was interviewed by the Dallas Business Journal, where he stated his belief that, besides Silicon Valley, North Texas is […]

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23 May 2018

Red Bull Continues its Esports Sponsorship Dominance with the Conquest Fighting Game Tournament

Fighters – of the gaming variety – across the county, get ready. Red Bull Esports is rolling out a new tournament that’s coming to cities across the United States. Featuring not just one, but three major fighting titles – Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 – the Red […]

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22 May 2018

PlayVS Is Bringing Organized Esports to High Schools Across the Country

At the start of this decade the idea of school-sponsored esports was limited from intramural clubs on college campuses to nonexistent. But that is rapidly changing. In 2014, Robert Morris University announced it was creating a varsity esports program – a scene that is ballooning to over 50 college and university programs, overseen by a […]

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16 May 2018

Team Vitality’s New Training Facility Strives to Give Players – and Students – an Edge

Babe Ruth was overweight, smoked cigars in the dugout, and frequently showed up to games hungover on little or no sleep. Mickey Mantle would start everyday with “a big glass filled with a shot or more of brandy, some Kahlua, and cream.” Time has moved on, and how these legends of yesteryear would fair under […]

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